Gilles DESHEULLES on “Bison” 2T the Husqvarna 500 WR in Dakar 1984. In contrast to his teammate Bernard Rigoni who arrived 28° at the finish, Gilles withdrew before arriving in Dakar.
In 1990 the Team Jean Stalaven He decided to choose an alternative route as far as the motion to be presented at the Dakar: put everything on lightness rather than on the power.
The choice fell on the single-cylinder engine Husqvarna 510, brought to 570 cm3 and softened in the charging curve, as regards the chassis was maintained the stock one.
The shell, designed by Michel Assis, However was revolutionary for a motorbike «African». It was in fact made up of two parts welded together in order to stiffen the whole structure keeping it extremely slim and racy, unusual aesthetics against the mastodons of the era. Result of the whole operation, an engine with around sixty horses for 130 kg dry weight, and 185 kg fully loaded: against the 250 kg of twins. A power-to-weight ratio definitely interesting on paper. Unfortunately none of the three pilots chosen to bring it to the race, Michel Merel, Laurent Charbonnel and rapid assistance Luc Pagnon saw the end of the competition.
Thierry CHARBONNIER su Husqvarna 250 2T 8 ° alla dakar 1982.
Alain BOISSONNADE 9° to Dakar 1982 about Husqvarna 250 2T
Daniel Chabanette launched on his Husqvarna WR 249 2T. In the Edition 1982 He finished in a great 6th final position, before 2T at the finish!
Tank, sleeping bag, Toolbox, the spirit of the first Dakar. Here Guy Bernard on Husqvarna 250 2T race Edition 1982.
Photo Gigi Soldano
Not much is known about this Husqvarna 500 2 time of 1984 that was driven by Bernard Rigoni #6 and by Gilles Desheulles #5, except that the base was the WR enduro with adapted the obvious superstructures for competition in the desert. Worthy of note the colossal tank well mix 70 liters!! Desheulles did not arrive in Dakar while Raghava was ranked 28imo.